Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Provides Family Support

The Joyce Family’s world was turned upside down when Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Joyce died.  He was described as a ‘soldier of integrity’ and touched many lives during his 37 years of service.  His wife, Paulette, was looking forward to living out their shared dreams in retirement.  Instead, she faced the difficult task of ensuring the college dreams for their children, Megan and Sean, would still come true.

Student Spotlight: Adriana Paola Cintrón Negrón

Adriana’s first love was her father.  As a self-proclaimed ‘daddy’s girl,’ she remembers being mesmerized as she’d watch him cook.  This ignited a passion and inspired her to pursue studies in regional and international cuisine at the Instituto de Banca y Comercio in Puerto Rico.  She plans to become a professional chef and open a restaurant in honor of her father, called ‘Cintrón’s Kitchen.’

Tips for Parents of New College Students

For Paula Boyer-McNulty and other Gold Star wives, sending a child off to college is an exciting, albeit nerve-wracking time for both the parent and student.  It’s important to establish a line of communication before the big move takes place.  We have created a list of some shared challenges and advice to help in the transition as your child goes off to college

Student Spotlight: Seth Straw

The first time Seth Straw walked onto campus at Auburn University and chanted “War Eagle” with other exuberant fans at the Jordan-Hare Stadium, he knew it was the school for him.  During this initial visit, without knowing it, he took the first steps towards following the dream his father died to protect.

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

May 13 is Children of Fallen Patriots Day, a day to honor the children left behind by the brave men and women who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.  For 2018, this date has been recognized by select cities and states in the United States, as well as Chase’s 2018 Calendar of Events.  Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) needs help from residents in 22 states to request an official proclamation from governors to declare May 13 as Children of Fallen Patriots Day.

Fallen Patriots Celebrates Women's History Month

Women’s History Month celebrates the work of women who have come before us.  Originally starting as a grassroots campaign in schools to address the need for historical female figures to be incorporated into the curriculum, it became a National Observance 10 years later.  Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate and bring to light stories of powerful women like Lieutenant Colonel Jeanne Elise Hutchison in hopes of inspiring young women.

How to Make It Through the Busy Days of College

College is stressful!  Between group projects and essays, it can feel like you must be a marathon runner just to keep up.  That’s why we want to provide you with these tips and tricks that will help you conquer your day like a pro.

Student Spotlight: Sheridan Skurupey

Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Gregory Skurupey died in a plane crash leaving behind his wife and two children.  For his daughter, Sheridan, the biggest challenge has been growing up without her dad.

Creating a Daily Study Routine

Organization is the key to making everyday a successful one, especially in college.  One of the best ways to stay organized is by creating a daily study routine based on your current habits and where you’d like to be by the end of the semester.  While every student’s needs and focus areas are different, we’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts for creating a daily study plan.

Student Spotlight: Andrew Mitts

To say that Charles Mitts strongly influenced his young son, Andrew, would be an understatement. Charles was serving in the Army when he lost his life in a helicopter crash. Never one to give up, his father’s service spurred Andrew to also pursue a career in the military.

Dr. Laura's Valentine's Boutique Will Help Send Gold Star Students to College

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is deeply humbled by the generous contributions of our corporate sponsors and donors, such as Dr. Laura Schlessinger. In continued dedication to our cause Dr. Laura will be donating 100% of the sales of her personally-crafted and handmade jewelry from this year’s Valentine’s Day Boutique to Fallen Patriots.

Five New Years Resolutions You Should Have as a College Student

The beginning of a new year provides the opportunity to take a step back and reflect on the success of the past year as well as the growth of the year to come.  As Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation embarks on a new year, we are excited to make more college dreams a reality for those who have suffered the ultimate loss.

Student Spotlight: Courtney Montpetit

Two months before her ninth birthday, Courtney Montpetit’s father was killed in action in an accident in Iraq.  She believes her dad would be proud of her for graduating high school and continuing her education.

Thank You for Your Support in 2017

Thank you so much for supporting Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation this year! We are very grateful, and we will work hard to merit the trust you have placed in us.

Giving Tuesday

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation hopes donors will cap a weekend of Thanksgiving and holiday cheer by celebrating and donating to our mission on #GivngTuesday. 

The Hall Family

Once Kelly died, planning for her children’s educations has been a struggle.  Knowing that there is an organization like Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation that provides financial support to the children of those who have lost a parent in the line of duty is an absolute blessing to her.

Guide to a College Visit

When children of the fallen are granted a college scholarship, they are taking the first step towards fulfilling their college dreams.